Sunday, November 22, 2009

San Antonio/Austin Circle - November 21, 2009

The San Antonio and Austin Circles met at Laurie Brainerd's loft in San Antonio. After a delightful potluck lunch, we quickly got down to the business at hand.

We discussed the survey results, reiterating that we all must ask for what we want of the Circle. The combined Austin and San Antonio circles are meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The January and March meetings have already been scheduled in Austin and will remain unchanged. In May, it will bounce to San Antonio. The host gets to decide the time the meeting starts.

We then went on to "Tells," which were more art business related. A lively discussion ensued. One of the outcomes is a plan to incorporate formal critique sessions into the meetings. It will start when we line up a facilitator hopefully for the March meeting, but knowing that logistics will have to remain flexible.

A group challenge was made for those that like having deadlines to keep them focused. The word that was randomly picked for inspiration is "covert."

Afterwards, we had our "Shows" and then ended the meeting with a quick tour of Laurie's studio.

It was wonderful to see the group, which has been meeting for a year now, really gelling and ready to take the group up a notch with more activities and articulating individuals' needs of the Circle.

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